George Zip

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On article DPReview TV: Canon cameras - The good and the bad (578 comments in total)
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Hayden N: Canon Cameras and lenses are too expensive, currently a Nikon Z6 is around 40% cheaper than the R6 here in New Zealand. Most RF lenses are also Insanely expensive like the 14-35f4 which is $3100 while the older EF 16-35f4 is $1700.

Easy choice... vote with your feet. Happily there are heaps of options out there.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2022 at 05:27 UTC

I always like the comments. Generally speaking (not everyone) people that buy luxury products like Leica cameras are not necessarily buying them for value or tech comparisons.
If you can afford it, and you want something like this ... more power to you. Life is short.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2022 at 00:57 UTC as 82nd comment
On article Head to Head: Adobe Lightroom Classic vs Capture One 21 (385 comments in total)

One thing to consider with subscription models is it gives the software company the ability to be profitable, innovate and have the means to fix bugs and offer support. I would much rather they continue to operate than slowly slowly dissolve into irrelevance. I saw this a lot with software companies in the 90s. It sucks ti be invested in a system that ceases to support and update their product.

Admittedly, Adobe is not a great example as they are such a massive business . But For example , I pay more for studio management software than I do for Adobe. I would actually be nervous about investing time and effort with software for my studio if they could not be profitable and be in danger of not surviving or innovating .

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2021 at 11:48 UTC as 56th comment | 6 replies

It’s probably worth it if it can cull the absolute clunkers and maybe events that have random people.

The issue that I see is that no software can be aware of what went in. Weddings is a good example ..... a photo of grandma moonwalking on the dance floor where she might have her eyes shut or suffer from technical imperfections , might be priceless to the client.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2021 at 06:24 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Hähnel launches lantern diffuser speedlite accessory (151 comments in total)

I agree with all the comments about size and soft light. Looking for positives I can see a few useful applications. Judging by the light spread it would be useful for group photos in a pinch where you do not have time to setup umbrellas or soft boxes such as events and weddings where you are on the move. Possibly it might give a slight improvement if bouncing off a ceiling where some of the light is kicked forward. But I think any benefits would be negated by the fact that it would interfere with the benefits of zooming of the flash head.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2020 at 21:57 UTC as 22nd comment

There’s a lot of comments about Audio in cameras.

My understanding is that they makes all sorts of components that are required all manner of industries.

Must be a really big factory to burn for 3 days.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2020 at 22:51 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Sony a7S III review (2784 comments in total)

So many amazing cameras being released. You can not buy a bad camera.... they are all so good.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2020 at 06:18 UTC as 314th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS R6 added to studio test scene (399 comments in total)
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ChelseaPhotographer: DPReview doesn't seem to care about how they shoot these images anymore. They are all over the place.

I would ask for a refund

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 11:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS R6 added to studio test scene (399 comments in total)

Interesting. I was comparing it against the 5d4 as that is what I have. When you click on the people in the image the R6 looks crisper and much better at higher ISO's than the 5d4. It will also be interesting how the R5 compares with that high res sensor. I think the R6 might be the one for me. 20 megapixels is more than enough for what I do which is events and studio work.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 11:04 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS R6 (304 comments in total)

Camera companies could release a camera for $6.50 and people would complain it was too expensive

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2020 at 04:47 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS R6 (304 comments in total)
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KEG: at $2500 the camera is simply dead on arrival.

Hi, someone at Canon, you probably have heard in the news that there is currently a global recession going on, some might actually claim that the world never managed to recover from the last one, so I just want to know why the ... did you think it was a smart move to price your mk II R rebel at higher price than Sony A7iii?

They were developing this product way before the pandemic. The option would be not to release it?

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2020 at 02:42 UTC

This is way better than I thought it would be. Looks like the ideal event/wedding/enthusiast camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 12:58 UTC as 318th comment
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George Zip: As lame as this will sound I hope it has Mraw and Sraw.

For me personally, 45 mpx is to big for event shooting.

The mirrorless ones such as the RP or the M50 do not, they have a compressed raw option.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2020 at 19:57 UTC

As lame as this will sound I hope it has Mraw and Sraw.

For me personally, 45 mpx is to big for event shooting.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2020 at 11:11 UTC as 55th comment | 3 replies

So. Much. Armchair quarterbacking

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 11:31 UTC as 196th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: Canon RF 85mm F1.2L review (327 comments in total)

First !

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2020 at 13:07 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS R5: Go big, or go home (704 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: I shot Canon for years...Elan 7, EOS3, 20D, 5D,7D, 1DS2, 5D2.... not to mention countless P&S's. I made the switch to Leica years ago when it became apparent Canon was dragging their heels in the mirrorless realm. Now, I sit here and look at this awesome spec'd R5 and yet I'm completely underwhelmed.

Yes, the specs are there but the camera itself just looks...boring. I know most people will disagree with me, but for me personally a camera is not 'just a tool'. I love quality craftsmanship, fit and finish, high quality materials. This R5 looks like my Canon DSLR's from 15 years ago, I just can't get excited about it. I love picking up my Leica, Zeiss and Voigtlander gear...it just makes me want to shoot.

Canon is the Toyota Corolla of the Camera world. Works great, does everything you need....yet I would never want to own one.

Nice Images Clint :)

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2020 at 01:37 UTC
On article Canon EOS R5: Go big, or go home (704 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: I shot Canon for years...Elan 7, EOS3, 20D, 5D,7D, 1DS2, 5D2.... not to mention countless P&S's. I made the switch to Leica years ago when it became apparent Canon was dragging their heels in the mirrorless realm. Now, I sit here and look at this awesome spec'd R5 and yet I'm completely underwhelmed.

Yes, the specs are there but the camera itself just looks...boring. I know most people will disagree with me, but for me personally a camera is not 'just a tool'. I love quality craftsmanship, fit and finish, high quality materials. This R5 looks like my Canon DSLR's from 15 years ago, I just can't get excited about it. I love picking up my Leica, Zeiss and Voigtlander gear...it just makes me want to shoot.

Canon is the Toyota Corolla of the Camera world. Works great, does everything you need....yet I would never want to own one.

For me it's just a tool. I think if you need a well crafted upmarket camera like a Leica to motivate you to do something, then you are into gear not the craft.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2020 at 21:52 UTC

Well done Lindsay and congrats. Super nice person and unbelievably talented photographer. I can not think of a more worthy recipient. Her education on platforms like creative live is amazing.... the amount of valuable information she drops in just one segment is incredible.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2020 at 21:25 UTC as 9th comment
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RCicala: Very nice, well researched, and even-handed article. Thank you, Barney.

I agree. Excellent article. The 3 million containers really emphasised the point. 3 million !!

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2020 at 05:25 UTC
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